F&M Hosts Opening Rounds of NCAA Tournament

F&M Hosts Opening Rounds of NCAA Tournament

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NCAA Tournament – First Round
Washington & Lee (13-5) vs. Mount Union (15-3)
Saturday, May 14, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. | Tylus Field
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NCAA Tournament – Second Round
W&L or Mount Union at No. 6 F&M (18-2)
Sunday, May 15, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. | Tylus Field
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Tickets: $5 for adults and $2 for students from participating schools with school ID's, senior citizens and children. Children under the age of two are free. 

Please note, pets are not permitted at Tylus Field during NCAA play.

Series History: If Mount Union moves on to Sunday's game with Franklin & Marshall, the game will mark the first time that the teams have met. If Washington & Lee advances to Sunday's game, it will mark the 18th time that the Diplomats have met the Generals, with F&M holding a 14-3 advantage to date. The Diplomats have won 10 straight over W&L, including a 5-1 victory earlier this season on Feb. 27 in Lancaster.

F&M's Road: The Diplomats were selected to host the first and second rounds after accepting an at-large bid to enter the NCAA Tournament. F&M looks to return to the Final Four for the second-straight year and add to a pair of NCAA Championships in 2007 and 2009.

W&L's Road: The Generals found their way into the NCAA Tournament for the 12th time in 13 seasons after winning its sixth-straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship with a 16-3 win over Randolph-Macon on Saturday.

Mount Union's Road: The Purple Raiders gained an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 10-6 victory over Capital in the conference final on Saturday.

F&M in the Tourney: F&M is making its 18th NCAA Tournament appearance, and 10th in the last 11 years. The Diplomats are 26-14 in NCAA playoff games and 16-1 at home in NCAA games since the start of the 2006 tournament.

W&L in the Tourney: Despite consistently appearing in the national tournament, the Generals have only once advanced beyond the Sweet Sixteen, falling to Salisbury in the Elite Eight in 2005.

Mount Union in the Tourney: Only in its fourth year of women's lacrosse, Mount Union has won all three OAC Championships in which they have competed, reaching the national tournament in all three years that it was eligible. However, the Purple Raiders have never advanced past the Sweet Sixteen, owning a record of 2-2 in NCAA games.

All-Conference: Eight Franklin & Marshall women's lacrosse members were named to the 2016 All-CC Team, announced Monday. Paige Moriarty, Grace Saliba, Anastasia Mergner, Samantha Blicht and Vanessa Budd earned a spot on the first team. Sarah Bozzo landed on the second team, while Gabby Frank and Danielle Harrington received honorable mention.

Milestone Watch List: Frank, Saliba, and Moriarty all reached the 100-goal plateau this season. Earlier this year Saliba became just the sixth player in school history to dish out 100 or more assists in a career. Her 125 assists are good for third-most in school history, while Blake Hargest '10 holds the record with 160. The senior also reached the 200-point plateau and enters the week with 239 career points, which ties her for 10th all time. Hargest has the school record at 341. Moriarty's 101 points this season are third-most in school history and brings her within six of resetting the school mark of 106 held by Lauren Petrella '94